Monday, October 26, 2009

Gall bladders, yo-yos and Gideon

OK, I admit it. I am crazy for yo-yos! Today, I have a quick card and a new picture of Gideon to share. I had been feeling pretty bad, tired and extremely itchy. Then I had a huge attack of pain. I didn't think too much of it, I thought it was something I ate. When I had the pain again, I decided to go to the doctor. It turned out that my gall bladder needed to be removed asap! My liver functions were off the charts high, that is what caused the itchy! I just had the surgery on Friday night. I am feeling better now but I tell ya, I have had enough of hospitals for this year!

I made this little cutie yo-yo pumpkin card before but I had been feeling so lousy it was hard to get all my work done and still blog! I am feeling better each day so I hope to share more with you in the coming weeks. The card base is some blue match makers cardstock. TAC has it in 8x8, 12x12 and scallop edge pads. The fence is brown cardstock and I used the Scor -Pal and Kai 4 inch scissors to make the pickets. The stamps are TAC's hinges (Level A-Serendipity) and Tag Tidbits. Ribbon is from TAC's Mimi Ribbon collection. I tied the tag on with brown scrappers floss. I don't know what I would do without scrappers floss!

I thought I would also show you G at four months. Isn't he getting big? I am so blessed! Blessings to you too!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Trio - October 30th

Here is a preview of my Fall Trio Class for you. I will need to order things for class so if you are planning on coming email me this weekend. I am going to place my order early next week. I have room for just 5 in this class.

Again, I have to say that Inspiration Avenue has been my favorite TAC publication to date. All three of my Fall Trio projects are heavily inspired by the samples in the magazine.

The first of the three projects in the Trio is an 8x8 wall hanging. First we will create a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 scrapbook page using Penelope SWIC papers, cardstock and embellishments. Then we will mount it on a fun flat 8x8 artist canvas. This home decor would make an excellent hostess gift for you to take to Thanksgiving dinner.

We will also be making this cute nut cup and card. These would also make fantastic teacher, coworker, or hostess gifts. All projects feature 'Nuts About You' (those adorable chipmunks), Penelope papers and ribbons, scrappers floss and lots of flowers, buttons and felt from our embellishment boxes.

Last photo is just a fun fall picture taken by my daughter Desi. My kids just love fall leaves! They like to rake them up and jump in them. They build up the pile as big as they can, even including leaves from my neighbors yard. This year Desi got the idea to shape the pile into a heart. I thought it was a very happy fall picture and wanted to share with you. At the Alvarez house, WE {heart} FALL!

Happy Fall Y'all!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Card to Share

Where have I been you ask? Well see, I can explain. I know these two Funny GIRLS that taught me all about couponing! Now I can not resist a 'deal'. It's an addiction, but one that is good for my family budget. Here is a picture after a wild night spent at Kmart. I had more stuff that didn't make it into the picture and there are somethings that you can not see at all cause other things are blocking. I spent $133.64 and saved $212.00 in coupons. I got all these groceries and essentials as well as 7 Christmas gifts! The picture doesn't do the deal justice.

Anyway, that is most likely not what you are here to read about so...on to the card I have to share! I made this one for a Masterpiece Card Class so you will see it in class eventually. It features Rose Collage, a TAC level A hostess set, and TAC's Angelee Soar With It Collection Cardstock, Ribbon and Papers. I used my handy dandy Dove Blender Pen and fancy dancey Jewel Tone Shimmer Chalks to color the Rose Collage. It has a beautiful shimmer in real life. I stamped a second Rose Collage and colored just the blue banner portion. Then I popped out the banner as a second layer. It is a nice detail that you could miss looking at the photo. I hope you like my Rose Collage! I think it is such a beautiful stamp, it make elegant cards EASY.

TAC is offering double hostess benefits now through the end of the year! Want Rose Collage FREE? Email or call me and we can arrange for you and your stamping friends to have a girls night out hostess split. You host, I'll bring a fun project, Your friends bring a $50 order and EVERYONE is a hostess!